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Observance Of Swachhta Pakhwada By Textile Ministry

Textile ministry has decided to observe ‘Swachhta Pakhwada’ in the country and the fortnight-long event was inaugurated by textile minister of state, Ajay Tamta, in New Delhi yesterday. The aim of the event is to spread the message of cleanliness and make it a part of lives. Administering the Swachhta Pledge to the officers and staff of the ministry, Tamta said that the mission of Swachh Bharat will become a…
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Controversy over Fabindia calling its fabrics Khadi

The Textile Laboratory and Research Centre, Mumbai, has said that Fabindia has been using blends of flax with cotton, which doesn’t qualify as khadi. A report by the Ahmedabad-based Khadi Gramodyog Prayog Samiti, an independent research institute, earlier this month said, “Since right twist was used in weft of the sample, it is not at all a khadi fabric.” The laboratory, which comes under the textile ministry, also confirmed that…
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SITP Post Violation of Norms Being Reviewed

The textile ministry is reviewing the Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP) after a report found that it failed to achieve its objectives and special purpose vehicles of the parks violated norms as non-textiles units were operating from inside the parks. Also there are many loopholes in the scheme which needs to be rectified, according to a senior textiles ministry official. The report by Wazir Advisors to the ministry has…
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IHB is revamping Indian Handloom

‘India Handloom Brand’ (IHB), an initiative of textile ministry, is branding of high quality handloom products with zero defects and zero effect on the environment. The brand seeks to differentiate high quality handloom products and help in earning trust of customers by endorsing their quality in terms of raw materials, processing, embellishments, weaving design and other quality parameters. While the brand’s products are available in various state-run boutiques and outlets…
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Textile Ministry signs of MoUs worth Rs.8,835 cr at Gujarat Summit

The ministry of textile during a seminar at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit witnessed signing of MoUs worth ,835 crore in textile sector. The pacts have been signed in various segments such as textile parks, textile processing, machinery and carpet development. Textiles minister, Smriti Irani addressing the 'Make in Gujarat' theme seminar on Trends and Innovation impacting the Textile Value Chain, at Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit in Gandhinagar said that with…
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SIMA hails Textiles Ministry’s Move on Cotton Purchase

Textile industry in southern part of India has welcomed textiles minister Smriti Irani’s announcement of unique terms and conditions for procuring cotton from Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) for the benefit of MSME textile units. “Under the new terms and conditions for fully pressed bales of CCI facilitates, the registered MSME textile units can procure cotton by paying only 10 per cent deposit money as against 20 per cent, which…
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